This week in things that didn’t quite suck:
1. I booked a brew session with Hannah Brencher. Without being too dramatic and comparing this to the first step of every 12-step problem, well actually that is basically what it is for an habitual existential crisis sufferer. I’m hoping to gain some insight and ideas on moving forward with purpose into whatever I’m supposed to be doing. I have a lot of lines in the sea right now, and I’m still waiting to see which one to start reeling in on first. (Gosh, I miss going fishing).
2. If you aren’t currently reading Hannah’s blog then you need to click right over there after you finish reading this. (not yet!) She’s also the creator of The World Needs More Love Letters. You won’t be disappointed. Prepare to be moved, like down to bones just from her words.
3. I bought a new laptop. It’s not fancy but it was purchased out of necessity since my old one bit the dust. New stuff is so awesome and weird at the same time. This computer has no pictures on it. No documents, no silly downloads or even iTunes yet. The past six years of my life are currently residing on a thin sliver of aluminum lying next to a stack of bills on my desk. Eventually I’ll get that hard drive backed up onto this machine. It’s sort of poetic though, no? That one’s entire online life can be stores so simply like that on a piece of metal that sort of resembles trash? The circle of life, man.
I just imagined that scene from Lion King, but instead of Rafiki the monkey holding up Simba during the song “Circle of Life” he’s actually holding a crumpled soda can. Anyway.
4. I’m trying to exercise more. I mean, I used to exercise a lot. I ran half-marathons and was doing crossfit several times a week but I’m off that wagon again. I came to the conclusion on the way home from work the other day that I needed to make a compromise with my body, something like I can eat whatever I want during the day, including unlimited diet coke (sorry, not sorry), but I have to exercise first. Finding time for said exercise in my schedule honestly wears me out more than a zumba workout probably would. I’m thinking about doing one of those dietbet things.
5. I applied for the rehabilitation counseling graduate program at a local college. No jokes. That’s just purely awesome.